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#22 of 137 '04 Escape XLT Master Cylinder Brake Problem?
Apr 26, 2008 (5:56 am)
I have a 2004 Ford Escape XLT. Front disc and rear drum brakes. We went to visit family in Pennsylvania and my brake peddle went right to the floor while we were there. My cousin replaced the master cylinder and blead the four wheels and all was back to normal until yesterday about 2 weeks after the repalcement, back to the floor with the brake peddle. The MC reseviour is full and there are no signs of any leaking. My mechanic seems to think the MC is defective but I was wondering if anyone had any other ideas how air could be getting into the lines with out an obvious brake fluid leak. Thanks in advance for any imput to my problem.
#23 of 137 brake noise
May 09, 2008 (8:46 pm)
I just bought a 2005 and am loving it. I do have a brake noise when leaving my driveway. I have to back up and then turn hard left and go downhill. There is a squeaking noise at this time which goes away when I straighten out the wheels. It seems to come from the right rear wheel. Anyone else notice this noise when turning hard left?
Jun 13, 2008 (5:50 am)
I had the rear brakes replaced on my 04 Ford Escape, now I have vibration in the right rear tire when I first take off in the vehicle. I have checked the lug nuts and all of them are tight, can anyone tell me what is wrong.
#25 of 137 You have a bad tire?
Jun 16, 2008 (4:10 am)
Escape stock tires are crap unless you get the bigger wheels.
#26 of 137 Brake Problem Ford Escape
Aug 10, 2008 (6:53 am)
Over the past three years my 2003 Escape has hopped through intersections, red lights, and stop signs about a dozen times. First time was at the end of the first year. When my wife put the brakes on the pedal doid not want to depress even with two feet on it. The vehicle hops, shudders forward and doesn't want to stop. The one time I was a passenger I flippedthe gearship into nuetral, the engine reved, and finally stopped roaring when the accelerator was depressed five or six times.They told us the first time it was an accelerator cable problem, which they checked/changed because of a recall on that subject. The continuing problem has been sporadic and unpredictable and both the dealership and Ford Customer service say, " Can't do anything until we can reproduce and observe the problem." It has been getting more frequent in the last year. They claim to have gone over the accelerator cable etc. with a fine tooth comb and nothing is wrong with it. I don't know if it is a problem with brakes or what. Have found at least two other people on the internet who have experienced the same problem with Ford Corporate basically saying, "too bad, not our problem."It is damn scary when you come up on a red light and you don't know if the damn thing is going to stop or not. Any ideas?
#27 of 137 Does this problem only happen when your wife is driving?
Aug 15, 2008 (3:38 am)
Sep 10, 2008 (5:57 pm)
When I set the parking brake the vehicle drives off as if there was no tension on the cable.The pads/shoes are fine (plenty of thickness left) so how can I adjust the brake to hold the vehicle still for inspection process ?
#30 of 137 Re: brake noise [tobymike]
Dec 13, 2008 (1:15 am)
i only have this problem after a rain storm. rust get's on the drum from the rain, but once i hit the brakes the first time and clean them off, the noise goes away. i'm loving my escape as well. bought mine in oct. 07.
#31 of 137 '04 XLT Escape Brake Noise
Feb 14, 2009 (4:32 am)
I recently had the ball joint replaced on the driver side. Now when I lightly apply the brakes there is a knocking noise. I have taken it back to the dealer and they can't find anything wrong. There is also a metalic sound all the time the car is moving.